Chevron awaits Venezuelan oil cargoes, but PDVSA wants payments

HOUSTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Chevron Corp (CVX.N) aims to start receiving cargoes of Venezuelan oil as early as December after the oil company last week received a US license to do so, but Caracas may not be as eager because US sanctions restrict payments, people familiar with the matter said. The United States on … Read more

Nord Stream ruptures revealed as Europe grapples with gas plan

Nord Stream leaks discovered in late September Newspaper reports what it calls first images of damage EU to propose energy measures, avoid immediate gas price cap EU seeks to launch new gas price benchmark, joint purchases COPENHAGEN/BRUSSELS, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Damage to the Nord Stream gas pipeline from Russia to Europe was caused by … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Schlumberger faces employee backlash in Russia over draft cooperation

Oct 14 (Reuters) – Some of oilfield service firm Schlumberger’s (SLB.N) more than 9,000 Russian employees have begun receiving military draft notices through work, and the company is not authorizing remote employment to escape mobilization, according to people familiar with the matter and internal documents. Schlumberger’s cooperation with authorities by delivering the military call-ups and … Read more

Putin blames Europe for the energy crisis as the EU works on remedies

Germans, Dutch try to break EU impasse Putin says Russia is not to blame for high energy prices Oil pipe leak in Poland seen as accident Britain acts to curb gains of low-carbon producers WARSAW/PRAGUE, Oct 12 (Reuters) – Russia’s president said Europe was to blame for its energy crisis with policies that starved the … Read more

Q+A Nord Stream gas ‘sabotage’: who’s being blamed and why?

WARSAW, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Major leaks that suddenly erupted in the Nord Stream gas pipelines that run from Russia to Europe under the Baltic Sea have generated plenty of theories but few clear answers about who or what caused the damage. Here is what we know and what has been said so far: WHO … Read more

Russia says Nord Stream likely hit by state-backed ‘terrorism’

Kremlin says damage to pipelines looks like ‘terrorism’ EU official says leaks change nature of Ukraine conflict European officials say Russian ships seen nearby -CNN MOSCOW/BRUSSELS, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Russia said on Thursday that leaks spewing gas into the Baltic Sea from pipelines to Germany appeared to be the result of state-sponsored “terrorism”, as … Read more

Mystery leaks hit Russian undersea gas lines, raising European suspicions

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Neither Nord Stream pipelines were pumping gas at the time Both pipelines still contained gas under pressure Operator says damage to Nord Stream 1 ‘unprecedented’ Crisis over Russian gas has sent prices soaring Europe has been racing to find alternative supplies STOCKHOLM/COPENHAGEN, Sept 27 (Reuters) – … Read more

Central banks raise rates again as Fed drives global inflation fight

Rates raised from Britain to Indonesia after Fed moved Investors price in bigger hikes from ECB Japan steps in as yen plummets Emerging market currencies under pressure FRANKFURT/WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Global central banks continued raising interest rates on Thursday, following the US Federal Reserve in a fight against inflation that is sending shockwaves … Read more

Leading New Wave film director Jean-Luc Godard dies aged 91

Franco-Swiss director revolutionized post-war cinema His films took a new approach to sex, violence and more Work inspired peers all over the world, including Tarantino Godard died at home in assisted suicide – media PARIS, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Film director Jean-Luc Godard, the godfather of France’s New Wave cinema who pushed cinematic boundaries and … Read more